George Kyei Baffour, a local government expert, has said there is no provision in article 252 of the 1992 constitution of Ghana that allows MPs to be given a part of the District Assembly Common Fund, describing it as unconstitutional.
Mr. Kyei Baffour speaking at the Sensitization and Stakeholder Engagement organized by the National Association of Local Government (NALAG) in partnership with Inter-Ministerial Committee on Decentralization in Koforidua said, it is explicit and entrenched provision that 5% of the country’s total revenue be allocated to District Assemblies and so why should MPs be given an allocation in the Common Fund.
He therefore call on the National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana to seek interpretation and declaration at the Supreme Court to stop the allocation to MPs Common Fund.
“I challenge you the Assembly Members under the umbrella of NALAG to take it up. We have fought this over but to no avail. Somebody must go to the Supreme Court to interpret Article 252” Mr. Kyei Baffour Charged.